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Other Names for this Disease
- Autoimmune hemolytic anemia and autoimmune thrombocytopenia
- Evan syndrome
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The signs and symptoms of Evans syndrome vary from person to person and largely depend on which blood cells are affected (i.e. platelets, white blood cells, or red blood cells). People with Evans syndrome may have problems with one, two or all three of these different blood cells. If there is a decrease in the number of mature red blood cells, people typically experience anemia, which results in weakness, fatigue, and shortness of breath. With low platelets, affected individuals are susceptible to bleeding and major bruising from minor bumps and cuts. A bump on the head can cause severe brain hemorrhage (bleeding) and even death. With low white blood cells, a person has increased susceptibility to infections and difficulty in fighting these infections.
Last updated: 9/22/2011
- What is Evans Syndrome?. Evans Syndrome Research and Support . http://www.evanssyndrome.org/#evans. Accessed 9/21/2011.